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Southcrest Recreation Center

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Online Registration

Register online for Programs offered by the Recreation Council, using the Online Activity Registration System. Log on at

Set up your account and browse classes now. Spring 2015 classes will be viewable on January 24, 2015, and will become available for registration on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Returning Customers (who have previously registered for classes online)
    Click the My Account button. Enter your login (email address) and password.

    If you’ve forgotten your password, click My Account, then click the small “Forgotten?” link. Enter the email address you used when you created the account, and the system will send you a temporary password via email. Log in with the temporary password and the system will prompt you for your “Current password” - which means the temporary password in this case - and a new password of your choice. Be sure to click Save!

  • First Time Online Customers
    Click the Create Account*** button. Fill out the New Account Request form completely for the primary responsible person, usually a parent or head of household, including all required fields, (Birth date, Gender, Email Address, etc.) and click Submit (or Submit & Add Family Member to add your other family members). In a short time, check your email for a confirmation message with a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link! Note that it's possible this email will go to your “spam” folder, so check carefully. To avoid duplication, be sure to let others in your household know you've set up the account.

***Important!: If you are registering a child for an activity, please use your own information, not your child's, when first completing the New Account Request form. Once you have filled it out for yourself, click “Submit,” or “Submit & Add Family Member” to add others such as your spouse and children. You can also easily add children later after you've created and confirmed the account. Be sure to check your email for a confirmation message with a special first-time activation link. You will not be able to use your new account until you've used this special link!

If you need help please click the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) button in the online registration page for information.

Youth Basketball

This co-ed league is for all skill levels. Teams will have the opportunity to advance to a City-Wide tournament. Season ends with a banquet where each participant receives a trophy.
Ages: 5 to 16
Registration: November 22, 2014 through February 4, 2015
Divisions: Pee Wees, 10 Under, 12 Under, 14 Under and 16 Under
Cost: 15.00 See the Youth Basketball Program Guide (PDF)

Winter Fun Cafe

Nutritious lunches are available free to any child 18 years and younger. There is no paperwork or proof of income required for children to take advantage of this program.
January 5, 2015 through January 16, 2015
Monday through Friday
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kick Boxing Class

Starts October 2, 2014
Tuesday and Thursday
Ages: 7 to 12, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Ages: 13 to 17, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00

Southcrest Teen Center/After-school Teen Program

Tutoring, tournaments, field trips and monthly special events!
Monday through Friday
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Ages: 12 to 17
Cost: Free

Ceramics Class

Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 14
Cost: Free

Weight Room

Monday through Thursday 1:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Friday 1:00 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Ages: 12 and up
$10 per month, paid only at every fist of the month. Any payments made after only valid through end of month.

Cooking Class

Every first and last Thursday of the month.
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 17
Cost: Free

Homework Club

Mondays and Fridays
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 17
Cost: Free

Southcrest Recreation Center offers Ceramics Classes, Cooking Classes, Youth/Adult Soccer Leagues, Youth Flag-Football Leagues, Youth Basketball leagues, and Baseball Leagues as well as Recreational open gym Basketball.

For more information please call 619-527-3417.

History of the Center

The Southcrest Civic Club built the original building at this site, then donated it to the City of San Diego. Materials and labor were donated by local merchants, residents and labor unions. The center was dedicated in 1950.

Directions and Bus Route

Map this location

From Interstate 805 take the 43rd Street exit and turn right at the traffic signal. Proceed two blocks and turn left on Newton Avenue. The center is on the left.

The center is accessible by bus via SDMTS routes 11, 955.